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Scientists discover new species in one of world's deepest ocean trenches

8 years ago from Physorg

Scientists investigating in one of the world’s deepest ocean trenches -- previously thought to be void of fish -- have discovered an entirely new species.

Using discards, scientists discover different dinosaurs' stomping grounds

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By examining the type of rock in which dinosaur fossils were embedded, an often unappreciated part of the remains, scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from...

National Medal Winners Announced

8 years ago from Science NOW

From the White House, this year's winners of the nation's highest honor in science...

Mystery Bird: Sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This small bird exemplifies the confusion that was created by giving the same common name to a number of unrelated bird speciesSedge wren, known in South America as the Grass Wren, and formerly...

In pictures: Psychoanalysis: The Unconscious in Everyday Life at the Science Museum, London

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

An exhibition at the Science Museum explores the workings of the unconscious mind through a range of modern and historical objects and contemporary artworks

Lemurs play with strangers to battle xenophobia

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

To overcome their fear of strangers, wild lemurs break the ice by playing with them. These findings might shed light on the origins of why humans play with strangers as...

Societies evolve slowly, just like biological species

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- It has been a contentious issue for some time among historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists whether societies and cultures arise slowly or in sudden bursts and if they collapse...

New discoveries in North America's Great Plains bring ammonites to life

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Although ammonites have been extinct for 65 million years, newly published data based on 35 years of field work and analysis is providing invaluable insights into their palaeobiology. Ammonites, shelled...

In Profile: James Wescoat

8 years ago from MIT Research

It is a long way from the gardens of India’s Taj Mahal to the Colorado River, which tumbles out of the Rocky Mountains and runs through the southwestern United States, sustaining tens...

How to act like an ape | Carole Jahme interviews ape actor Peter Elliott

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Carole Jahme talks to Peter Elliott about his study of chimp behaviour and how it landed him some top Hollywood rolesEver wondered how movie directors achieve those intimate shots of actors cosying up...

Bejeweled Stonehenge Boy Came From Mediterranean?

8 years ago from National Geographic

A bejeweled teen found buried near Stonehenge may have been a wealthy visitor from 500 miles away, new research suggests.

Pictures: King Herod's VIP Box Excavated

8 years ago from National Geographic

"There is nothing like this," says archaeologist Ehud Netzer of the vibrantly painted royal theater box excavated near Bethlehem.

Royal Navy logbooks in weather study

8 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- British researchers say a new project will use old Royal Navy logbooks to build a picture of how the world's climate has changed over...

Scientist at Work: Journey to Kolombaranga Island

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Scientists travel through one of the world's biggest lagoon systems to reach Kolombaranga Island in the Solomon Islands.

This Picture of a Mosquito Heart Is The Year's Best Microphotograph

8 years ago from PopSci

The First Place Winner Of Nikon's Small World Photomicrography Contest Jonas King Our friends at PopPhoto have compiled a gallery of the winners of Nikon's Small World photomicrography competition. ...

Research shows a promising new method to reduce graft-versus-host-disease after bone marrow transplantation

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- University of Michigan researchers have discovered a new method to prevent the immune-system attacks that often occur following bone marrow transplants.

Rotten experiments help to create picture of our early ancestors

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An innovative experiment at the University of Leicester that involved studying rotting fish has helped to create a clearer picture of what our early ancestors would have looked like...

Mystery Bird: Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This lovely neotropical migrant has many remarkable features, but one of them makes this bird unique in North AmericaBobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, photographed at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Minnehaha County, South...

Colour changing fabrics without weaving

8 years ago from Chemistry World

Non-woven textiles that exhibit a reversible colour change could be useful for medical or military applications

Pictures: Best Micro-Photos of 2010

8 years ago from National Geographic

A zebrafish nose, a wasp nest, and a mosquito heart took home top honors in the 2010 Small World Microphotography Competition.

Win a year's supply of brain food

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Answer our question for the chance to win all six titles shortlisted in this year's Royal Society Prize for Science Books

Western lifestyles plundering Earth's tropics at record rate, WWF report shows

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Living Planet report shows planet's resources are being used at 1.5 times the rate nature can replace them – but long-term decline of animal life appears to have been halted • Join...

The Controversy Over, `Medal of Honor' Finally Goes Live

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Born Amid Controversy, a First-Person Shooter Game Set in Today's Afghanistan Hits the Stands

Scientists call for defence cuts

A group of scientists has called for cuts to public spending on science to come from military research.

Dead Fish Tell Evolutionary Tales

8 years ago from Science NOW

Experiments with decaying carcasses provide insights into the vertebrate fossil record

Record long-distance dinosaur flights?

8 years ago from UPI

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Ancient flying dinosaurs may have been able to fly for 10,000 miles non-stop on wings stretching up to 30 feet, a U.S. scientist says.

Fossil Work Beckons Young Scientist

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

This week Sara ElShafie will give a talk in Pittsburgh at the 2010 annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology as sole author of her paper -- a rare...

Spanish inspectors seize 'cooked up' top-grade hams

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Cowboy trade suspected in meat wrongly sold as that of free-range, acorn-fed pigs, a delicacy across the countryIt is the delicacy Spaniards are most likely to spend outrageous sums of money on,...